I scream. You scream. We all scream....

When I was pregnant with Amy (26 years ago) there was only one thing that I constantly craved.
Ice cream.
Not just any old pedestrian-out-of-the-carton ice cream, either.

It had to be from Baskin Robbins. There happened to be a BR just up the street, walking distance (technically, waddling) from my home at the time.

And during my 9 months of pregnancy I sampled just about all of their 31 flavors, plus some. (Actually, I learned that they only kept 31 flavors on hand at all times, but actually had a type of rotation of flavors. I learned this because I visited there multiple times a week for many months,  but that’s not important right now.)

Amy was born 4 days after this photo was taken. Notice how I was "Hulking out" of my shoes.
(Random reference to the Incredible Hulk here that has no relevance to this story.)Preg w amy005

So they have their Classic Flavors and, of course, there’s always the Flavor of the Month. Don’t ask me how I know this stuff, just trust me on this. I'm a total BR Pro. ;-)

My two favorite Baskin Robbins flavors are:
1) Gold Medal Ribbon – introduced in the late 70’s, it’s Vanilla and Chocolate ice creams with a caramel ribbon. Bliss!
2) Chocolate Mousse Royale – the richest, most chocolatiest (fl should totally be a word) combination of decadence this side of the Rockies. (Usually the September Flavor of the Month. Again, don’t ask me how I know this stuff.)

I’ve obviously been a big fan of BR for years. And coincidentally (?), we happen to have one of their stores just a block away. In fact, I may or may not actually make home buying decisions based on their proximity to a Baskin Robbins store. =D

So imagine my delight when the Baskin Robbins folks asked if I would like to give away some gift certificates on my blog. I thought about it for exactly 2 seconds…..


They’ve done the coolest thing: They have introduced what they call a Double Header Cone. You can enjoy your favorite ice cream and soft serve all on the same cone. Genius!

Double Header C…hoto RESIZE
So, today, thanks to the generosity of the Baskin Robbins folks, I am shamelessly promoting BR Ice Cream (which I really and truly love) by giving away $2.00 Gift Certificates to Baskin Robbins.  (I always include BR Gift Certificates in my kids' Christmas stockings, but that's not important right now, either.)

I have 20 certificates to give away. The first 10 commenters will each win two $2.00 Baskin Robbins Ice Cream Gift Certificates.

Br 2

Can you guess what Amy's favorite ice cream is? ;-)

Tell me your favorite flavor of ice cream. Tell me an ice cream story.

Demand that I share my ice cream. Whatever….. =D


UPDATE - 11/5/2009:

Congratulations to the first 10 commenters (you double and triple accidental posters still only count as one. =D) who won the certificates. And thank you to all who participated.  I have sent emails to everyone. If you didn't get it, please just email me your snail mail address so I can get these out to you today.

PS. I love it when you share.


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